Chris Orrick: Design Flaw

An album that I am very much looking forward to is the latest from Chris Orrick, an MC who routinely writes songs that resonate with me on a deeply personal level – Instinctive Drowning being a prime example. Yesterday Wax Poetics premiered the latest video for the project, Design Flaw.
The L’Orange produced track, features a puppet dealing with his own downward spiral and as director Malcolm Critcher said, the fact that he is in “denial of the fact that he is an inanimate object”. Portraits is due out on Mello Music Group on 4 May.

Chris Orrick ft. Fashawn: Bottom Feeders

Chris Orrick recently announced the forthcoming release of a new album, Portraits. The Mello Music Group MC’s last release was Instinctive Drowning, back in 2016, which was produced by Ill Poetic. For Portraits he has chosen to work with a lot of different producers of varying styles, including Exile, Onra, Nolan the Ninja and L’Orange. Bottom Feeders is our introduction to the album and is produced by Exile, with a nice feature from Fashawn. You can stream the track below and you can pre-order Portraits over on Bandcamp. The release date is scheduled for 4 May. Continue reading “Chris Orrick ft. Fashawn: Bottom Feeders”

Chris Orrick ft. P.O.S: Your Ambition

With empty exclamations of “New year, new me!” ringing out around the world, this period is generally seen as a time of change. Take Chris Orrick, or the artist formerly known as Red Pill, who yesterday announced the retirement of his previous moniker. Unfortunately the name Red Pill now has some pretty bad connotations, thanks to the rise of the online group who chose that name based on a misinterpretation of that scene from The Matrix.
Orrick himself said, “I tried to ignore it, but given my own values and principles and especially given the current political and social climate that we live in, I couldn’t live with myself being associated with their bullshit. From now on I’m going by my real name. You can call me Chris.”
The announcement came with a new video too, for Your Ambition, which is lifted from his Instinctive Drowning album and features Doomtree’s P.O.S. The track is produced by Ill Poetic.